June 6, 2012

Group Spends Big To Block California Cigarette Tax, While Hiding The Fact That It’s Funded By Big Tobacco

A California ballot measure to raise taxes on cigarettes by a dollar per pack failed yesterday. 50.8 percent of voters opposed the initiative compared to 49.2 percent who favored the tax, which would raise money for cancer research and anti-smoking projects for kids. Just a few months ago, about two-thirds of voters backed the measure. But
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